Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2nd

first_img India Today Web Desk BrightonMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 21:31 IST Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester City have defended the Premier League title for the 1st time in the club historyLiverpool finished on 97 points while Manchester City piped them with 98Liverpool defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 while City thrashed Brighton 4-1Manchester City successfully defended thePremier League title after what was one of the most thrilling title races in the history of the league after a 4-1 win at Brighton and Love Albion on Sunday. While City have registered their sixth league title win, Pep Guardiola has become their first manager to defend the title.Liverpool finished with 97 points, the third highest point tally in the history of Premier League but it wasn’t enough as City stitched a 14-match unbeaten league run to pip the Merseyside club by just a point. Guardiola’s men had broken the record by going past the 100-point mark during their title-winning run last season.Liverpool’s 29-year-long title drought has thus extended. Jurgen Klopp’s men had finished 25 points behind City last season but have been arguably the best side in Europe this season to bridge the gap and give Manchester City a huge scare.In fact, in January, Liverpool had a 7-point advantage over City but Guardiola’s side didn’t lose a single match since the start of the New Year.WWWWWWWWWWWWWWinners!14 wins in a row to wrap up and incredible season!#mancity pic.twitter.com/ONrqLSGrOe Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 2019Liverpool notched up their 9th successive win in the league after their 4-1 victory over 7th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield where they had knocked Barcelona out of Champions League after one of the most stunning comebacks in the semi-final 3 days ago.Liverpool were leading 1-0 after a Sadio Mane goal in Anfield at the half-time on Sunday and for a brief moment were leading the table as Manchester City were stunned by Brighton as Glenn Murray opened the account at the Community Stadium in the 27th minute.advertisementHowever, City struck back in no time with Sergio Aguero scoring the equaliser in the 28th minute. Aymeric Laporte put Pep Guardiola’s side back in the lead as he doubled the scoring in the 38th minute. At the half-time, City were just 45 minutes away from a second successive title.Also Read | John Gregory extends Chennaiyin FC stay to 2020Also Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow LiverpoolFollow Manchester City Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2ndPremier League 2018-19: Manchester City came back from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and seal the Premier League title. Liverpool, who have qualified for the Champions League final, defeated Wolverhampton 2-0 but finished a point behind City on 97.advertisement Nextlast_img

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